Analysis of Certara Inc. (NASDAQ:CERT): Selected Notes

The closing price of Certara Inc. (NASDAQ: CERT) was $15.37 for the day, up 1.99% from the previous closing price of $15.07. In other words, the price has increased by $+0.30 from its previous closing price. On the day, 1107967 shares were traded. CERT stock price reached its highest trading level at $15.39 during the session, while it also had its lowest trading level at $14.73.

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Our analysis of CERT’s different ratios will help us gain a deeper understanding of the company. It provided that stocks Price–to–Cash (P/C) ratio for the trailing twelve months (TTM) is standing at 10.95 whereas its Price-to-Free Cash Flow (P/FCF) for the term is 30.14. For the most recent quarter (mrq), Quick Ratio is recorded 4.00 and its Current Ratio is at 4.00. In the meantime, Its Debt-to-Equity ratio is 0.28 whereas as Long-Term Debt/Eq ratio is at 0.28.

Upgrades & Downgrades

In addition, analysts’ ratings and any changes thereto give investors an idea of the stock’s future direction. In the most recent recommendation for this company, Berenberg on September 08, 2022, initiated with a Buy rating and assigned the stock a target price of $23.

On August 25, 2022, Credit Suisse started tracking the stock assigning a Outperform rating and target price of $22.

On July 01, 2022, Piper Sandler started tracking the stock assigning a Overweight rating and target price of $28.Piper Sandler initiated its Overweight rating on July 01, 2022, with a $28 target price.

Insider Transactions:

Also, insider trades can serve as a great indicator of what management thinks about the future direction of a stock’s price. A recent insider transaction in this stock occurred on Nov 15 when SLAINE MASON P sold 245,793 shares for $15.57 per share. The transaction valued at 3,826,997 led to the insider holds 660,322 shares of the business.

SLAINE MASON P sold 4,207 shares of CERT for $64,241 on Nov 14. The Director now owns 906,115 shares after completing the transaction at $15.27 per share. On Nov 14, another insider, WALSH MATTHEW M, who serves as the Director of the company, sold 12,059 shares for $14.74 each. As a result, the insider received 177,750 and left with 167,901 shares of the company.

Valuation Measures:

For the stock, the TTM Price-to-Sale (P/S) ratio is 7.11 while its Price-to-Book (P/B) ratio in mrq is 2.29.

Stock Price History:

Over the past 52 weeks, CERT has reached a high of $30.88, while it has fallen to a 52-week low of $10.60. The 50-Day Moving Average of the stock is 13.18, while the 200-Day Moving Average is calculated to be 18.70.

Shares Statistics:

CERT traded an average of 792.51K shares per day over the past three months and 1.08M shares per day over the past ten days. A total of 157.14M shares are outstanding, with a floating share count of 152.81M. Insiders hold about 1.60% of the company’s shares, while institutions hold 87.30% stake in the company. Shares short for CERT as of Oct 13, 2022 were 1.91M with a Short Ratio of 2.20M, compared to 1.63M on Sep 14, 2022. Therefore, it implies a Short% of Shares Outstanding of 1.19% and a Short% of Float of 1.64%.

Earnings Estimates

The firm’s stock currently is rated by 6 analysts. On average, analysts expect EPS of $0.12 for the current quarter, with a high estimate of $0.13 and a low estimate of $0.11, while EPS last year was $0.07. The consensus estimate for the next quarter is $0.12, with high estimates of $0.13 and low estimates of $0.11.

Analysts are recommending an EPS of between $0.48 and $0.43 for the fiscal current year, implying an average EPS of $0.45. EPS for the following year is $0.54, with 7 analysts recommending between $0.62 and $0.48.

Revenue Estimates

A total of 9 analysts have provided revenue estimates for CERT’s current fiscal year. The highest revenue estimate was $333M, while the lowest revenue estimate was $328.13M, resulting in an average revenue estimate of $330.74M. In the same quarter a year ago, actual revenue was $286.1M, up 15.60% from the average estimate. Based on 9 analysts’ estimates, the company’s revenue will be $375.54M in the next fiscal year. The high estimate is $386M and the low estimate is $360.54M. The average revenue growth estimate for next year is up 13.50% from the average revenue estimate for this year.